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Germany train crash: Several killed in Bavarian town of Bad Aibling – BBC News

Two passenger trains have collided in the German state of Bavaria, with police saying several people have been killed and scores injured.

The head-on crash happened at Bad Aibling, a spa town about 60km (37 miles) south-east of Munich.

One of the trains was derailed in the crash and several carriages were overturned, German media reported.

Police said rescue teams were trying to free people still trapped in the wreckage.

“This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region and we have many emergency doctors, ambulances and helicopters on the scene,” police spokesman Stefan Sonntag told the Associated Press news agency.

The exact number of casualties was unclear but a tweet by Bavarian police (in German) said there were several fatalities and about 100 injuries.

The cause of the collision is not yet known.

Roads around the scene have been closed and the railway line between Holzkirchen and Rosenheim is blocked, local media reported.(BBC News)




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